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LocationBradford PL
TitleHellhound on his trail : the electrifying account of the largest manhunt in American history / Hampton Sides
AuthorSides, Hampton
Call No323.09 SID
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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323.09 SID50362005329054AvailableBradford PL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0307387437 (pbk.)
International Standard Book Number 9780307387431 (pbk.)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 323.092 23
Personal Name Sides, Hampton
Title Statement Hellhound on his trail : the electrifying account of the largest manhunt in American history / Hampton Sides
Edition Statement First Anchor Books edition
Imprint New York : Anchor Books, 2011
Physical Description xiv, 463 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note "With a new afterword"--Cover
General Note Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2010
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references
Formatted Contents Note Prologue : #416-J -- In the City of Kings -- Who is Eric Galt? -- The hottest man in the country -- Epilogue : #65477
Summary, Etc. April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great--From publisher description
Subject-Personal Name King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Assassination
Subject-Personal Name Ray, James Earl, 1928-1998

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